Joel Embiid (Philadelphia) NBA Season MVP
Joel Embiid is the MVP for the 2022-2023 NBA season. The Cameroonian pivot from Philadelphia…
Joel Embiid is the MVP for the 2022-2023 NBA season. The Cameroonian pivot from Philadelphia (2.13 m, 29 years old), author of an exceptional exercise, was elected Tuesday evening by a panel of one hundred representatives of the specialized media. Placed in the lead by 73 of the voters (915 pts), he is well ahead of the double trophy holder Nikola Jokic (Denver, 674 pts and placed in the lead by 15 voters) and Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee, 606 pts, 12 times placed in the lead) , winner in 2019 and 2020.
A whopping average of 33.1 points per game
Embiid, playing in his seventh season in the League, picks up the trophy for the first time, having been runners-up the past two years. The Yaoundé native, who also obtained French and American citizenship last year, finished as the season’s top scorer for the second season in a row with a whopping average of 33.1 points to 54%, further improving his mark of last season (30.6). He was also the league’s 8th rebounder with 10.2 catches per game, along with 4.2 ***ists and 1.7 blocks.
“It took a long time. A lot of work, said the winner. You know, I’ve been through a lot, and I’m not just talking about basketball. I talk about life as a whole, about my story; where I’m from, what it took to get here. »
Led by their totem, the 76ers finished in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference with 54 wins (best franchise total since 2001) for 28 losses, and swept Brooklyn in the first round of the play-offs (4 wins to 0) . But Embiid, hit in a knee, missed the last game of the series against the Nets and the first of the second round, won Monday in Boston (115-119). He is doubtful for Game 2.